James William Drake of Lake Dallas, TX passed away 11/25/12 after a short illness. Jim was born 12/16/1924 in Gassaway, WV to Newell and Tina Drake.
Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Ardana Kay, his parents and all nine of his brothers and sisters. He leaves behind his wife of fifty-four years, Evelyn, his daughters’ Renna Carrico (Richard) and Barbara Morrison (Bryan), four grandsons (Todd, Bryan, Tyler and Hunter), three granddaughters, (Julie, Sara, and Katrina), twelve great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was a veteran of the US Army, a businessman in Flatwoods and Gassaway for over 40 years, a member of the Order of Odd Fellows, a former member of Flatwoods United Methodist Church, and in recent years attended Lake Cities UMC in Lake Dallas, TX. Jim and Evelyn retired and moved to Texas in 1994 to be near their daughters’ and grandchildren.
Services are in the care of Richard M. Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway, WV. Friends may call Friday evening from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Funeral Home. The funeral will follow on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11 am at the Funeral Home with burial in Beall’s Mill Cemetery. A memorial service in Texas will be planned later.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to St. Jude Medical Center www.stjude.org.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.